KFL&A Public Health Talks Cannabis

There's just one week to go before recreational marijuana is legal in Canada.

Ahead of October 17,  KFL&A Public Health, Kingston Police, the City of Kingston, and Frontenac County Paramedic Services have partnered to develop a community education campaign called Hash Out the Facts.

Videos have been produced to address the six misconceptions; including how cannabis affects people differently, whether it is harmful, affects of using it and driving, how it affects stress and anxiety, if it is addictive, and how it can be used more safely.

The goal of the campaign is to address the mixed messages about cannabis.

"It is important to inform the community about the health risks associated with the use of cannabis and how to reduce those risks," says Sara Tryon, KFL&A Public Health Promoter

"KFL&A Public Health and our community partners want to support the community in making an informed decision about cannabis use."

You can follow the education campaign by searching for the hashtag, #HashOutTheFacts.

According to a recent survey, about 18 per-cent of Ontarian reported using cannabis in the past three months.

Click here for more information about the campaign, to view the videos, and make an informed decision on the use of cannabis.